TL notes reference a way to support this manhua, with a discord link. Can someone post a comment here with a link that does not require joining yet another discord?
We're on Discord in case people encounter language-interface problems, but you can take a chance with the posted manhua support instructions on your own (iOS only re:manhua, there is a way for Android users but it's for the web novel): https://cubari.moe/read/imgur/lLiRVU8/1/1/
I've been wondering this for a while... but do you all remember the very first chapter when Elsa was possessed by demon that tried to kill her? Evie called it a "mare" and said it's a sort of intangible demon that exacerbates negative emotions. Has anyone considered the possibility that, rather than being an actual "game" system, the entire villainess system might actually be a hallucination caused by a similar such creature possessing Evie?
Yvonne: "I can't admit that I'm in love with Elsa, because I believe that the physical laws of this reality make us being together a literal impossibility, yet I still struggle with letting go of those feelings because I'm human."
Readers: Still think Evie is just "dense."
Y'all. She knows that Elsa likes her, and she realizes that her own feelings are very much in the same vein. But she's so traumatized by the Villainess System (which, as people have pointed out, has included such directives as "push Elsa to her probable death" and, apparently, "stab Elsa with the knife she just gifted you") that she believes it's impossible for them to be together. And if that's true, then allowing herself to be in love with Elsa will only make things so much harder for both of them.
Elsa isn't safe around Evie, the Villainess System could strike at any time. The only ways to avoid it are for Yvonne to stay away from her (she tried that, and Elsa tracked her down), or have Elsa fulfil her story purpose and get together with a real love interest (which, she was literally created to do). Then, Yvonne's story purpose will presumably be fulfilled as well, ending the Villainess System and allowing her to be around Elsa without endangering her. And it's clear that Evie doesn't think "the heroine and the villainess get together" will count for that win condition. (whether she's correct about that assumption is obviously still up in the air, and I'm betting she's not)
I actually really, really like the psychology that's going on in this story, even if it's sometimes subtle. I loved Elsa's pained musing that maybe she should just accept "rejection," and I love that Garth is here to shake up the status quo. I also love how Evie went from "I just need to get away from her," to "I just need to get her together with someone, anyone," to "I need to make sure she gets together with someone good for her," to "I'm going to pick the person literally closest to actually being with me possible, in the hopes that will work." Despite how much she believes their relationship is doomed, she still can't help but want to be closer and closer with Elsa.